Vegan Meal Plan: AAPI Heritage Month



The month of May is a time to celebrate Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. There are so many ways that this diverse group contributes to making our world more creative, more exciting, and more robust. We want to dedicate this extended Special Edition Meal Plan to highlight all of the irresistible dishes our generous AAPI community members have shared with us at The Feedfeed. Here you’ll find a collection of vegan recipes packed with punchy flavor (think slurpable noodles, vibrant sauces, and veggie-focused dishes). We also encourage you to get inspired and go support your local Asian markets and grocery stores that are teeming with bright, fresh ingredients begging to be incorporated into your everyday cooking repertoire.

If you make any of the recipes, snap a photo and tag us #feedfeed @thefeedfeed on Instagram or TikTok for a chance to be featured. Happy cooking! 
Cilantro Chutney with Ginger
By @Sarchakra

Cilantro lovers only! This vibrant chutney is one of those good-on-everything condiments that adds an instant burst of flavor to your meals. Packed with fresh cilantro, whole cumin seeds, green chilies, and apple, it’s the perfect addition to your meal prep lineup because it will last in the fridge for 5 days or can be frozen into ice cubes and defrosted in a flash!

Spicy Chili Oil Noodles
By @Honeysuckle

Who doesn’t love a big bowl of spicy noodles for a midweek pick-me-up?! Chewy, wide-cut Asian noodles are perfect for sopping up a garlicky, spicy sauce made with Chinese black vinegar and plenty of hot chili flakes! Serve with a side of some blanched baby bok choy for a perfect dinner situation.

Vegetable Dumplings
By @Naturallyzuzu

Dumplings are one of those universally loved, crowd-pleasing dishes that leave everyone asking for seconds! Try your hand at making your own dumpling wrappers with this easy technique using a food processor and stuff with a delightful vegetable and tofu filling before flexing your crimping skills.

Creamy Spicy Peanut Noodles
By @Eat_figs_not_pigs

Peanuts are used all over Asia to add a rich, earthy flavor and crunch to a variety of dishes. Here, peanut butter is stirred into a sauce with some flavor boosters like tamari, sambal oelek, and sesame oil to coat your favorite type of long noodle (even spaghetti!) to creamy, dreamy perfection. Round out the dish with plenty of veggies, fresh herbs, and a sprinkle of chili flakes for extra heat.

Sticky Sesame Chickpeas
By @Magentastreaks

Everyone needs a go-to meal they can make with a can of chickpeas. This pantry-friendly dish has a maple-sweetened garlic and ginger sauce you’ll want to put on everything. We love serving this with rice, but could be served with your favorite noodles for a spin on sesame noodles!

Vegan Ube Marble Cake
By @Flouredframe

Add a pop of color and delicate nutty, vanilla-like flavor to this swirled marble cake with ube extract! Ube is a purple yam that is a popular ingredient in Filipino cuisine and used in a variety of dishes. Desserts flavored with ube typically utilize extract that can be found in Asian markets. Vegan or not, you’re sure to enjoy this moist cake to elevate your next coffee or tea break!

Nasu Dengaku
By @Ellielikescooking

This Japanese-style eggplant can be made in an air fryer or roasted in the oven until deeply caramelized. Brush with a rich sauce made from miso, sake, and a little sugar before returning to the oven to help bloom the flavors and create an umami-packed dish that is sure to become your new favorite side dish.

Lunar New Year Braised Mushrooms and Lettuce
By @Thestephpn

This earthy, comforting dish is enjoyed by Feedfeed’s @thestphpn to celebrate the first day of the Lunar New Year. With traditions rooted in Buddhist practices, many people eat a vegetarian meal shared with family on the first day of the New Year to promote purity and cleansing for the year to come.

Gluten Free Gulab Jamun
By @Eatwkriss

These fluffy, cloud-like confections use a blend of sweet potato, tapioca starch, almond flour, and rice flour that comes together to create a light batter before being scooped and fried to golden perfection. Dunk into a fragrant cardamom and lemon syrup that makes for a truly addictive bite.

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